Tired of the same old same old? Are you ready for a challenge?
Are you ready for a professional challenge?
We have the full range of Allied Health professionals - Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Dietetics and Pharmacy.
We are creating an Allied Health Rehabilitation Team – challenging our siloed professional boundaries – supporting each other and working as a team. We are looking at better ways of working – being clinically and financially sustainable and reducing duplication. At the end of the day it is about being able to better help people improve their quality of life and independence.
Working on the West Coast means working at the top of your scope, broadening your range of skills - you need to be confident and comfortable with assessing whoever comes through the door – from newborn to care of the elderly. You will develop specialist skills in generalism – with support from your specialist colleagues in Canterbury DHB.
One of the challenges is the large geographical area we cover – but what a spectacular area it is. “Isolation has been a challenge in the past” says Amber Salanoa Haar, Allied Health Advisor ,“not so much now though, with the use of technology”. West Coast has excellent videoconferencing facilities and makes good use of them for patient consultation, support and professional development.
A number of our Allied Health staff are doing post-graduate papers which can be done through distance learning. West Coast DHB is supportive of people’s professional development and career growth.
This is one place where you get an excellent grounding in all areas of health – working in all aspects of general medicine including CCU, general surgery, womens’ health, paediatrics and AT&R in both primary and community settings. You get to use the breadth of your skills – maintaining your professional knowledge and competence in all areas. It is very exciting to be working on the West Coast with significant autonomy and responsibility, plus being able to identify community need and do something about it.
Being part of a close knit community definitely has its benefits - you get to be part of patients’ journeys throughout the whole health system – which is very rewarding – you can see quality of life improve for the patients, their families and even the community.
If you think you are ready for this – then we are ready for you too.
Not registered in New Zealand, but want to be part of our development.